The Associated Press

Voter Turnout Proves Heavier Than Expected

Some 65 percent of eligible Israeli voters cast their ballots in the state’s general elections on Tuesday. This was approximately 2.5 percent higher than the number of votes gathered by the same time during the last elections in 2006.

Following Rocket Attack, Israel Bombs Gaza Tunnels

An Israel Air Force aircraft bombed smuggling tunnels connecting Gaza with Egypt on Tuesday after a rocket launched from the Islamist Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip struck the southern port city of Ashkelon, Gaza residents and Hamas officials said.